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Important things you should know about plumbing

Plumbing is a vital part of anyone’s home, and if it is important to be educated on a few key things about plumbing in order to avoid disaster. Here are some important things you should know about plumbing, which might make your next plumbing emergency a lot less stressful than it has to be.

Turning off the water supply

A burst pipe can result water being sprayed all over an affected area, possibly damaging walls, furniture and accessories/appliances. Someone who was not prepared for this situation may go into a panic seeing this, and would cause more harm than good. Knowing where your water supply is and how to shut it off is crucial to lessen the damage that a burst pipe can cause.

Learn how to identify safe water

There are many sources for water, but not all of them are safe for consumption. Consumption of unhealthy drinking water can lead to serious health issues, and it is important to know where to get safe water and where water is unsafe. You need to ensure the water you are using and drinking is ‘potable water’, which means safe to drink. It’s also important that potable water stays clean and uncontaminated.

Be aware of the lifespan of your appliances

Everything in your house from your fridge to your toilet will have a limited lifespan. Ensure you know what that lifespan is so that you are aware when it is getting close to needing a check-up or a replacement. This avoids you being surprised in the future and being unprepared.

Those are some important things to know about plumbing that may save you some costs and keep your head cool in plumbing emergency situations. Learning these things can ensure the safety of you and others around you.

Hugo La Trobe
Hugo La Trobe
Hugo La Trobe is a handyman with over 10 years’ experience, and he’s worked on a wide variety of home improvement projects. Luckily for our readers, Hugo is more than happy to share his expertise and opinion with regards to home improvement.

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